Tails 2.4 is an important release that fixes many security issues in the Tor Browser—which is based on Firefox—and other system components. The Tor Browser has been updated to version 6.0.1.
Icedove—the unbranded version of the Mozilla Thunderbird email client—was improved to only rely on secure protocols when automatically configuring your email account. Tails plans to share these improvements with Mozilla.
There’s the usual raft of useful smaller changes, too. The Linux kernel and firewall have been hardened for more security, graphical libraries were updated for better hardware support, and more printers should work. The interface was tweaked a bit, with minimize and maximize buttons always appearing in title bars and the GNOME Tweak Tool desktop tweaking tool and Hledger accounting software removed from the default system.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht
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